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Time for another Design of the Week with 30% discount (plus club discount) and another of my all time favourites : the Town Houses. So pleased to be shining a light on these houses by Mel. These are better than brilliant. Whether you like the stencil, the stamps, the die or the Groovi plate – works like a charm every time.
Available in 3 Way Overlay Stamps
in a 7×7 Stencil
a 4×4 Fresh Cut Aperture die
and finally an A5sq Groovi plate
All available HERE with 30% off (plus club discount) for 1 week only!
Get ready for a great gallery of ideas from the Design Team….
One of my favourite demos was done using this 3 way stampset. Let me dig it out. October 2018…
I was reading through your comments following yesterday’s blog, and our Bev said she was feeling rudderless, and had lost her mojo. She was saying she didn’t really know who to make all these cards for anymore. So I sat and thought about that for a long time. And about her. I have known Bev for many years. We are friends. And I totally understand where she is coming from. So this is for you Bev (and anybody who has lost their mojo, their direction).
I can only speak for myself, but here it is Bev. I make for myself. I immerse myself in the creative process. I paint and stamp and ink and stencil and chop and lay out for ME. Art for Art’s sake. I seldom make a card or art with somebody in mind. If down the road I need a card for somebody, I’ve always got some art I can finish up and personalize – if I want to part with it. For me, I’m making small samples of art, not cards. And believe you me, not everything I make is blogged or ‘used’. I have boxes and boxes of ‘art’ – and that’s ok. I’m slowly gathering boxes of pottery too. Not to sell, not to even collect. I make because I’m a maker, and I can. Just like you are, Bev. And the more you make, the better you get at it, right? “But what’s the point, Barb?” I hear you say. “THAT is the point, Bev.” We hone our craft, we learn tricks and techniques, we improve with practice. And we never stop learning! But we get bloody good at what we do, don’t we?
Maybe, when Dad’s funeral is over, and things have settled down here, and we’ve moved the factory over to Fircroft, and built the shop – all of which will happen as and when we get to it – we should start having some small workshops Bev, more arty sessions, to challenge you a bit, to get that talent fired up again. We all hit a wall, and get into a bit of a creative slump at times, but I’m a firm believer that together we’re better.
So what is today’s quote? Quote #17
Use your art to express yourself, to work through things which are on your mind, that need attention. Trust the process. Whether you stamp, and make a neat and lovely card, or spend days creating intricate Groovi lacework, or you throw a tin of paint at a huge canvas and let it drip down – trust the process. Use it to express yourself. That’s all.
Barb x x x